August 2014 - Queen Elizabeth to Europe - Mediterranean
We had a group of 2 couples on this cruise, all over or near 65. We had roomy (by comparision)staterooms with balcony. Everyday there were many land tours or on board programs. At night, we were at the 6 pm main seating, 8:30 for the theatre show, 9:30 for the Queen's Ballroom and danced until midnight with a live band. During at sea days, we were busy with choosing what and where to eat on the ship, which program to participate and sun bath on the pool side. At the ports that we visited, there were well planned boarding procedure which were systematic,orderly, hassle and worry free, and many times, the shuttle bus to city centre, or tender (small boats that shuttle between the ship and the pier) were free, and no long waits. The staff were always there to provide help. The passengers' launderettes were very convenient. We loved the Britannia Restaurant which provided very good food and good service. Lido (Buffet casual dining) was excellent. The food were beyond our expectations. The desserts were different everyday, and everyone was remarkable. I took a Ship's Galley tour that visted the ship's kitchen, and took a photograph with the Executive Chef to show our appreciation. All the written guides to each port were provided with maps and detail information. In summary: I loved this cruise, and recommend it. My husband and I have cruised over 8 times with different lines, and by far this is the best. Entertainment, food, housekeeping, tours, all deserved the top ranking 5 stars. We definitely will go again with Cunard.